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Whale Watching

A historical place for whale and marine animal watching

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Once an old hunting harbor, Cape Cod nowadays is a responsible whale-watching destination. Here, whales are respected and treated nicely. The observation of these beautiful giants is safe for both tourists and whales.

The prominent celebrities of Cape Cod are humpback whales. Thousands of tourists come every year to see them during their migration period. Along with whales, about 450 species of other animals live in Cape Cod Bay, including marine inhabitants like seals, crabs, turtles, dolphins, and waterfowl.

Cape Cod Bay is an ideal place for whales to migrate between April and September. Two main harbors in the bay, Provincetown and Barnstable, are where all the tours start. The largest operators in this area include Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, Sea Salt Charters, Whale Watch Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown, and Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours.

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